DrnkMcDermott (2992) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle bought 2005. Well, I shared this with my dad and two brothers, and they asked, "Was this everything it’s cracked up to be?" Gotta admit it was not quite. Then again, the actual beer could never match up to its rep. Even as a Belgian Quad, I’ve ended up being more excited about Delerium Tremens or Atomium. Or maybe a family gathering is a little too stressful to actually enjoy a beer. I will say: Beautiful smooth brown pour with a short head. Smell of figs, raisins and Belgian brown sugar (not too much of the latter). Taste bring out those fruits, with the added sensation of fruit leather and Belgian malts. What I realize is that this is not a great "extreme" beer: there is nothing going over the top for the sake of bragging rights. No, the Trappist brothers were never into that. What I have instead is a well-practiced beer that balances in almost every respect instead of overwhelming the senses. If I ever spot another bottle (got this at Cardinal Liquors in Frankfort, IL, but that was a few years ago, so I’m not adding that place here), I will re-try by myself.
elosop (286) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dimmigt mahognybrun med ihållande fint beige-färgat skum. Doftar karamell och malt. Smakar ganska beskt, men sötare än 8’an. Eftersmaken betydligt sötare. Godast :).
HannahDong2016 (1) - Shanghai, CHINA - JUL 26, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in wine glass. Has a very specific sort of bitter orange taste that stands out the most, besides the burning and slightly over the top ABV. Interesting hop progression but amongst other great Belgian quads, I don?t really see the big deal here?
NoDirection (29) - - JUL 23, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from a friend who brought is back from a touring trip of trappist breweries. Sneakingly strong, balanced and nice to drink.
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Enteogenisk (127) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2016 Bottle in wine glass. Has a very specific sort of bitter orange taste that stands out the most, besides the burning and slightly over the top ABV. Interesting hop progression but amongst other great Belgian quads, I don?t really see the big deal here?
WaddlingPlatypus (112) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Dark ruby amber pour with a pale caramel head. Haylage dominates the aroma, along with notes of red berries and whisky burn. The tongue is immediately touched by the flavour of brandy burn, soft haylage, and wholemeal bread. Mellow peaty flavours appear, along with light dark chocolate in both taste and aroma.
Tmrobotix (44) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2016
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was really excited when my local drinkstore suddenly had a crate of Westvleteren in his store. I paid 10 euros for one bottle but I feel like it was worth it. Haven’t seen any bottle since then.
Aroma: God this was lovely. It had a hint of so much! very fruity!
Appearance: brownish color
Taste: well okay too
Palate: I like it when a beer isn’t full of co2, carbonation felt natural and that’s cool.
Overall: here’s where the dissapointment start, the aroma is good, the appearance is normal, the taste is ok the palate was good.
The best beer in the world? Not for me! Overall I felt it too sweet, too light yet I could feel the alcohol content. I’m glad I tasted this beer but for this price I certainly won’t drink it again. Dissapointing but still good just not as good as I hoped and thought
Cenzura (544) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: dried fruits, raisins, spices, classy alcohol and plum. Taste: sweet dried fruits, herbs, buckwheat honey, liquor, plum and raisins. Medium head, average lacing and medium to high carbonation.
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color. Aromas of spices, fruits, raisins, sugar. Complex taste, brown sugar, spices, yeast, fruit, wood, vanilla, ripe bananas. Well hidden alcohol. Not as sweet as many other Abt/Quads. Really solid.
Luneylane (20) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - JUL 7, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bottle ordered online from Belgium and drunk at Steve’s place while on leave. The appearance detracted from the overall experience, as it looks very, very murky. The aroma kind of made up for that, to an extent. I took my time over it, as it was not cheap - very complex palate and taste. Paradoxically, this was disappointing - the taste is so complex that I could not discern any overriding characteristics, too much going on. Not the ’best in the world’ to my mind [old notes].
FunkyF (811) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från Garagebrewer80. Ljust brun med fluffigt ljusbrunt skum. Tydlig karamell och koladoft. Rund och fin smak med kola och mörk malt.